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Description: View across railroad tracks of billowing smokestacks at the Thilmany Paper Company plant. Stacks of logs are piled next to railroad tracks and cars.

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Description: Interior view of the Appleton Free Public Library. There are reading tables, a librarian's desk, bookshelves, and a wicker chair. Two large light fixtures...

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Relocating a House

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Description: View down street of movers relocating a house. A two-story wood house, with front porch still attached, sits on the flatbed of a truck as it moves down Wes...

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Company "G" Armory

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Description: Exterior of Company "G" Armory featuring a turret on the left of a main arched entrance. Published by Fred W. Woelz & Bro.

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Description: Interior view of the Appleton Free Public Library. In the large room are reading tables, fireplace, radiators, carved wood railings, and wicker furniture....

Date: 1962-08-05 ca.

Description: Mr. Ortel, a United States Government lock-keeper at Appleton lock number one on the Fox River canal. Mr. Ortel is opening the sluice gates to allow water...

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Grignon Bedroom

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Description: View of a bedroom in the restored Charles A. Grignon House in Kaukauna. The bed has a tall Victorian headboard and is covered with a quilt. A toddler is po...

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Description: Two farmers in overalls and brimmed hats string barbed wire along a fence next to a field. A dirt road can be seen on the right and a silo and barn are in...

Date: 1905 

Description: Interior view of the Appleton Free Public Library. There are reading tables, a librarian's desk, and bookshelves. Large light fixtures are hanging from the...

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Description: A blacksmith in a working apron prepares a horse for shoeing. The bridled and saddled horse stands quietly next to another horse in the blacksmith's shop,...

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Description: Letterhead of the Fox River Paper Company of Appleton, Wisconsin, with a three-quarter view of the company building and a hanging roll of paper that incorp...

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Paper Mill

Date: 1962-08-05 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Riverside Paper Corporation mill. On the left is a road along a river, and on the right are railroad tracks along the mill. A sign in the...

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Description: View of the Fox River near Appleton from an elevated railroad track. The fourth lock is located to the extreme right crossing the river. Railroad cars and...

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Description: Elevated view of hydroelectric plants on the Fox River.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Methodist Church.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

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Grignon House

Date: 1951 ca.

Description: The Grignon house was built (at the later address of 1313 Augustine Street) in 1836 by Charles Grignon. Charles Grignon was the son of Augustin Grignon, on...

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: View of Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Date: 1905 ca.

Description: The interior of the Appleton Public Library. The text on the postcard reads "This interior is far prettier than it seems here. It is a beautiful little l...

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